The German based automaker Audi has recently revealed the A3, RS4 Avant, RS5, A6 Allroad, A6 Hybrid and the A8 Hybrid at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
After being teased for a few times and with the model even leaking and showing us its shape from almost any angle, the new generation of the Audi A3 is finally here, and the Geneva Motor Show has been chosen by the German based automaker in order to present it. According to the car manufacturer, this is actually the first vehicle to use the new MQB platform (Modular Transverse Matrix) which will underpin more future models, such as the next-gen VW Golf.
Audi says that the three-door version will be the first one to make its appearance on the market, and the model will be 80 kg (176 lbf) lighter than the variant it replaces. The 2013 Audi A3 is 4,237 mm long, 1,777 mm wide and 1,421 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,601 mm (+23 mm).
The RS4 Avant was also presented at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, and the model takes its power fron the hand built 4.2 liter V8 engine, which is developing a total output of 444 HP and 430 Nm (318 lb-ft) of torque. The RS4 Avant can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds, before hitting an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).
The Audi RS5 facelift shared the space with its smaller and larger brothers, and after being presented last year in Frankfurt, the model came to Geneva too. The RS5 is powered by the same engine as the RS4 Avant, the 4.2 liter V8, developing 444 HP and 430 Nm of torque (318 lb-ft).
The Audi A6 Allroad was recently launched in the UK where the starting price of the model is 43,145 GBP. The A6 Allroad is coming with a choice of four turbocharged petrol engines and three turbodiesel units. The 3.0 liter TFSI version, with its 310 HP and 440 Nm of torque (325 lb-ft) is helping the model accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.9 seconds.
Moving on to the luxurious A6 and A8 Hybrids, we find out that the first one is powered by a 2.0 liter TFSI engine, developing 211 HP and 350 Nm of torque, joined by the electric motor with its 54 HP which is kept alive by a set of 72 cell lithium-ion batteries placed in the trunk. The total output of the model goes up to 245 HP and 450 nm of torque. The A8 Hybrid is sharing the same engine and electric motor with the A6 Hybrid, and the model is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.7 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 235 mph. The A8 Hybrid burns 6.4 liters of fuel every 100 km and emits 148 g of CO2/km.